Arizona CNA Facts

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Arizona requires 126 hours of CNA training in a state approved program, including 86 classroom/lab hours, and 40 hours of clinical experiences. 

Summary: 126 hours training


Headmaster performs CNA testing in Arizona. Qualifications for testing include:

  1. You must complete training in a state approved program.
  2. You must pay the following:
    Knowledge Test or Retake: $35
    Oral Knowledge Test: $45
    Skill Test or Retake: $95

The Knowledge Test consists of 75 multiple-choice questions. In the Skill Test, a skill will be randomly selected, three (3) or four (4) tasks will have scenarios associated with them. The scenarios will be read to you by the RN Test Observer immediately before you are asked to do each task.

You have unlimited attempts to pass the knowledge and skill test portions of
the exam within two (2) years from your date of nursing assistant training
program completion. If you do not complete testing within two years from
completion of training, you must complete a new AZBN approved training
program in order to become eligible to further attempt Arizona nursing
assistant examinations.

Summary: $130 testing fee


CNAs in Arizona are required to renew their CNA certification every 2 years.

The cost to renew is $0 – free.

The requirements for renewal are:

  1. You must have worked at least 8 hours paid work as CNA with an employer.

Summary: Renewal fee is FREE


The employment outlook for CNAs in Arizona is good. As of 2018, there are 1,440 employees in the state. It is projected to grow by 22% at 2028, making total employees to 1,760. It’s projected annual job openings are 210.

Summary: 22% projected growth


The average pay rate for CNAs in Arizona is $33,868 as of September 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $30,867 and $37,399.

Summary: $33, 868 average pay rate